We want you to be happy with your printed mural. A quality mural starts with a quality image. Whether using a photograph, artwork or logo, you will need to start by sending us a high-resolution file. The guidelines below will help ensure you are sending us the best possible image.
Higher resolutions mean that there more pixels per inch (PPI), resulting in more pixel information and creating a high-quality, crisp image. Images with lower resolutions have fewer pixels, and if those few pixels are too large (usually when an image is stretched), and will make the image look pixilated.
At a minimum, files should be at least 56 PPI, but the final size will depend on how large you want your mural to be.
There are some important guidelines for using digital photography files - whether you are using your own photo or an image purchased from a website or photographer.
We are happy to review your file to check for quality and resolutions based on your project. Use our CYO Upload File Form to send us your file. We’ll have a member of our graphics team review the file to ensure the quality will work for your project.
Raster images are composed of pixels. These are typically photos, scanner art, or anything created in a photo-editing program such as Photoshop. These images are made up of blocks of various colors called pixels. When they come together, they form an image. When enlarged, these “blocks” become much more pronounced, creating a “pixelated” look that is undesirable.
Raster File Types:
Vector images are composed of paths. Anything created in a vector program, such as Adobe Illustrator, is composed of paths, or lines, that are either straight or curved. Because vector graphics are not made of pixels, the images can be scaled to be very large without losing quality.
Vector File Types:
If you are setting up your own mural, please create the file in the size you need your mural to be.
Our Create Your Own Mural page checks the quality of the image when you upload your file.